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Command Post What is this?
Posted on Oct 22, 2014
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MSG Brad Sand
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It is always a bad question when discussing serving in the military and the word 'fair' is brought into the question. It is not and never should be about what is fair, it is what is best for the service and the Nation's defense. Should asthmatics, the blind, felons, and those challenged by the ASVAB be allowed to serve? Why have standards at all?
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MSG Brad Sand - The Obama Admin fueled this disruption upon Americans. He threatened the country’s schools to put in special bathrooms for Trans or lose federal funding, no matter what the Parents’ opinions were, or taxpayers in general. Thanks Obama. This teeny, tiny segment of our society started getting more heavyweight support than everyone else in America.
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Cpl Franz Buhlmann - I was taught a long time ago that the Military wanted “battle ready” soldiers. People got rejected for bad knees, hearing, vision, physical issues. If Trans have a right to expansive medical attention, what about these other potential soldiers with the physical problems who could be medically “altered” for service?.
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Maj Rob Drury
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SGT Aras Troy - "...but because it made the most sense."

BWAAAHAAAHAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
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Capt Robert Vincelette
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I don't believe transgender is one of them. I am not satisfied with the concept of gender unless it is backed up by peer reviewed neuroscience research rather than folkways and traditions. I also don't care if someone in the barracks I use is transgender because such people are not going to sexually assault me. If a physician or a nurse of the opposite sex is examining me I abide no superstition about what she sees so why should I worry about it so long as nothing has any credible sexual harassing context.
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LTJG Robert M.
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When you get right down to it the US Military is the most discriminatory organization there is.
You cant join if:
1. You're too Young
2. You're Too Old
3. You're too sick
4. You're too fat
5. You're Underweight
6. You're too short
7. You're too tall
8. You broke the law
9. you lied

Fair?? No, its called standards!

http://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/other-causes-for-disqualification.html
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SGT Rick Ash
SGT Rick Ash
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CPT William Gordon - You can pull down a PDF to Word converter from the internet. Just use your favorite search engine and type in PDF to Word converter. I use it so often I created a shortcut on my desktop.
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Rick
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Maj Rob Drury
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Perfect illustration of how misused the 'D' word is. Discrimination is merely the selection from among alternatives. Any time one applicant is selected from a group, discrimination takes place. There's nothing wrong with standards, and there's tremendous danger in tampering with how an entity chooses to discriminate.
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SGT Lorenzo Nieto
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You forgot you ain’t got no hair.
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SFC (Join to see) - Please send me this PDF to me at [login to see]
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Well regardless of what I think about it, I'd have to ask myself, if they want to serve their country, who am I am to say no? I'm less than 1% of my country that does.
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It is bad when something comes up in the middle of a long post/attempted explanation of reasoning.
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If Trans have not fully transitioned, they are not the other gender. So it would be unjust and lead to problems to put an untransitioned “female” in with the females, “male” with males.
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It’s not a matter whether a person is willing to work or have a desire to serve their country. Their special needs are a burden on the military and destabilizing, just as if a bunch of handicapped people were allowed to enlist. Why can’t my husband who can’t walk right enlist?
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Cpl Joseph Hubel
Cpl Joseph Hubel
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When it comes to "Progressive thinking", what makes "sense" is not always a required ingredient. Rules and regs. put in place many years ago by the military made sense then and nothing in the ensuing years has changed that.
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